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OBJECTIVE Our objective was to reveal the frequency and MDCT appearances of sternal variations and anomalies in subjects without sternal deformities. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One thousand consecutive patients who underwent thoracic MDCT examination were enrolled in the study. All MDCT data, including multiplanar and curved-planar reconstructed images, were(More)
OBJECTIVES Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is a common endocrine disease. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of the presence of thyroid nodules, adenoma weight, and ectopic localization on the sensitivity of different imaging studies in patients with hyperparathyroidism. STUDY DESIGN A series of 125 patients with pHPT who underwent(More)
Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is a rare inflammatory breast disease of unknown etiology. Although it usually presents with sinus formation and abscesses, it may mimic the clinical characteristics of breast cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic characteristics of patients with GM and to show the results of(More)
A novel fully automated system is introduced to facilitate lesion detection in dynamic contrast-enhanced, magnetic resonance mammography (DCE-MRM). The system extracts breast regions from pre-contrast images using a cellular neural network, generates normalized maximum intensity-time ratio (nMITR) maps and performs 3D template matching with three layers of(More)
Thalassemia is a kind of chronic, inherited, microcytic anemia characterized by defective hemoglobin synthesis and ineffective erythropoiesis. In all thalassemias clinical features that result from anemia, transfusional, and absorptive iron overload are similar but vary in severity. The radiographic features of beta-thalassemia are due in large part to(More)
PURPOSE To assess the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particularly signal intensity changes, in predicting the dedifferentiation of parosteal osteosarcoma, and to evaluate other factors that may affect grading on MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS MRI of 12 patients with parosteal osteosarcoma diagnosed on plain radiography were reviewed with regard to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of hibernoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated imaging findings of CT and MR examinations of six patients (three men and three woman, aged 27-48 years) with histopathological diagnosis of hibernoma. RESULTS On CT(More)
BACKGROUND Elective surgery for liver hemangiomas is still controversial. HYPOTHESIS Long-term results show that elective surgery for liver hemangiomas is safe and effective. SETTING A tertiary care university hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. PATIENTS Forty-two patients underwent surgery for liver hemangiomas between January 1988 and December 1998; 41(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on preoperative or intraoperative surgical planning. METHODS One hundred and sixty females with breast cancer were enrolled in the study. The contribution of MRI compared to MMG and USG, their histopathological concordance, and their impact on surgical(More)
A fully automated software is introduced to facilitate MR mammography (MRM) examinations and overcome subjectiveness in diagnosis using normalized maximum intensity-time ratio (nMITR) maps. These maps inherently suppress enhancements due to normal parenchyma and blood vessels that surround lesions and have natural tolerance to small field inhomogeneities(More)